You can be in or outside Australia when you apply for the visa.
Each family member must complete their own application.
Before you start your application, learn:
Start your application
If you don’t have an ImmiAccount, you need to create one.
Create an ImmiAccount
If you have an ImmiAccount, log in to start your application.
Log into ImmiAccount
You can log out of ImmiAccount at any time and continue your application later.
When you are in your ImmiAccount, create a New application and then select Resident Return > Resident Return Visa (155, 157).